On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1924

Historical Events

  • "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray is 1st published in the New York Daily News

Famous Birthdays

  • Billie Hayes [Brosch], American stage, film, and television actress Li'l Abner - "Mammy Yokum"; Witchiepoo), born in town of DuQuoin, Illinois (d. 2021)
1924 Highlights

About August 5, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo